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Steamboat Water Restriction In Effect Monday

Due to minimal precipitation and above average temperatures this winter, combined with a very dry February and March, water restrictions will go into effect Monday in Steamboat. Because of these conditions, water providers Continue reading

Man Thought To Have Drowned Still Missing

Search crews have yet to locate Michael Proberts who went missing near Seminoe reservoir over the weekend and is presumed to have drowned. Authorities are fairly certain the 25-year-old Wamsutter man never made it out of the water after launching his kayak Saturday Continue reading

Howelsen Hill Winter Operations Winding Down

The Howelsen Hill Ski Area has ended Alpine operations for the season. The Nordic Center will remain open with trails being groomed daily through this Saturday, weather and snow conditions permitting. Daily tickets or Continue reading

Balloon Fest And Car Show Draws A Crowd

M.C.-Balloon-Festival-150Although the weather was less than ideal the Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival and Colorado Cruisers Car Show, attracted large crowds over the weekend.  Hot air balloons took to the air on Friday and Sunday mornings but unfortunately were grounded Saturday morning due to dark clouds that threatened the event.   Overcast skies cooled the day and made for a nice day at the midday car show.   A late afternoon thunderstorm which brought wind, Continue reading

Weather To Help Beaver Creek Fire Crews

Beaver Creek FireBeaver Creek Fire Crews will get some relief over the weekend from favorable weather conditions. For the first time in nearly a week the forecast calls for overcast skies, lower temperatures, light winds, and even a little bit of rain which will increase humidity in the area. These conditions should prevent the fire, that is burning 20 miles Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Expected To Expand This Week

FireBeaver Creek Fire Crews experienced some relief in the past week with wetter and cooler weather conditions, which helped to limit the fires growth. However, warmer temperatures, higher winds and low humidity returned to the area yesterday, causing increased activity. These conditions are projected for most of the week which will Continue reading

Weather Helps Beaver Creek Fire Crews

fire in Routt National Forest2Crews responding to the Beaver Creek fire caught a break with the weather yesterday, as the winds died down and temperatures fell. They were able to make progress towards controlling the fire burning 15 miles Northwest of Walden, two miles south of the Colorado Wyoming border. The estimated acreage burned has been decreased from the 7,000 acres thought to be affected yesterday, to approximately 5,400 acres today. According to a representative on the scene fire fighters are concentrating their efforts Continue reading

Learn To Be A Storm Spotter

national-weather-service-loFree storm spotter training classes are being offered in Craig and Steamboat next week. National Weather Service lead forecaster Tom Renwick will host the 2 hour classes that will provide information to participants about the proper methods of storm spotting. Renwick will be in Steamboat June 6th and in Craig on the 7th, both Continue reading

Weather Wreaks Havoc Across Colorado

CDOTAll four seasons were experienced across Colorado yesterday. In our area, high winds, rain and snow caused dangerous driving conditions and forced the closure of Colorado 14 between US-40 and Walden which compounded travel problems. On the Front Rage High winds knocked out power to several areas yesterday. The National Continue reading

Wintry Weather To Add To Snowpack This Weekend.

snow-plowWith another 4 to 8 inches of snow expected his weekend, speculation that we are getting a lot more snow than usual will continue.  Another theory is that the ongoing cold temperatures have kept the existing snowpack from melting, causing the snow to pile high and resulting in narrowed streets  and snow mountains all over town.  The fact is that both have contributed to the amount of snow on Continue reading

Rescues Highlight Snowmobile Safety

snowmobile safetyThe potential dangers and threats to your life and health, while on a snowmobile outing, have become very real following two incidents in Wyoming in the past week. One ended in tragedy with the death of a Cheyenne, Wyoming woman. The other had a happy ending when two South Continue reading

Winter Driving Safety Tips

WINTER-DRIVING-300Winter can be an especially perilous time to be on the roads. Snow, ice, fog and longer nights present challenges to drivers that can lead to crashes. People do less driving in winter, yet we have more crashes per mile driven. Some 10,780 people were killed in car crashes between December and March Continue reading